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  • Battle of the dried figs - Figoin vs NDE

    Just had the pleasure of eating some very nice dried figs off of our Figoin and NDE mother trees and they did not disappoint! Very small figs but they made up for it in flavor.

    Overall, I thought the Figoin was tastier…the pulp turned into a very thick, berry syrup and lingered for a long time. I don’t think my NDE ripened properly but was still very tasty…it surprisingly didn’t have much berry flavor and tasted more like very sweet raisins or dates. It’s really hard to get past the size of these NDE’s….I think they were close to 5g each. The middle Figoin, which I thought was close to perfectly ripe, was excellent. Very sharp berry notes with a nice bite of acidity. The amount of figs the mother tree pumps out makes up for the figs overall size. Looking forward to more from both of these varieties.
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    Evan. Wish list - Any Mario variety
    SoCal - Zone 10a & CO zone 5b

  • #2
    Gorgeous figs!
    Angel #1 at 2 Angels Mushrooms & Figs-Chattanooga, TN Zone 7-B
    You are invited to The Fig Frolic on Sat., Sept. 17th, AND Hang Time (for OurFigs only) INFO HERE

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    • #3
      Beautiful Evan!!! Thank you for the pictures my friend!
      Mario
      Texas 9A

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      • SoCalFigs
        SoCalFigs commented
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        Thanks, Mario. Btw, I might have something for you in the offseason.

      • Newbie2figs
        Newbie2figs commented
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        What!!! You are getting me excited already!!🙏😃… Thank you!!!!!

    • #4
      Small does not mean tasty. But the most delicious figs are small and a little dried Photos are awesome!
      Андрей. N.-W. Кавказ, пень Абрау, 7б-8а

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      • #5
        Did you stop at a candy store today?
        https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
        Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
        Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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        • SoCalFigs
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          Mother natures candy store, my friend!

      • #6
        What’s NDE?
        David
        Los Angeles CA zone 10B
        Wish list: Cosme Manyo

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        • SoCalFigs
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          Nerucciola D'Elba

        • 599gh888
          599gh888 commented
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          Thanks. It really looks delicious thanks for the yummy pictures

        • SoCalFigs
          SoCalFigs commented
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          You’re very welcome hope to share more soon.

      • #7
        What kind of hang time we’re you looking at to get them to that stage?

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        • SoCalFigs
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          Unfortunately, this time around I didn’t keep track of exact dates but if I were to guess…I’d say around 10 days for the dried Figoin (in-ground) and roughly 7 days for the Nerucciola (in a grow bag). Day time temps have mainly
          Been in the high 80’s with night time lows in the mid 60’s.

        • MyDogMike
          MyDogMike commented
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          Good to know. Thanks for the info.

      • #8
        That Figoin still amazes me!
        This is what a fig dried on the tree looks like.
        It is difficult to obtain a fig that looks like this in a wet/humid climate.
        Not impossible, very difficult!
        I am amazed at what some people think a dried fig looks like.
        Dried does not mean in the process is spoiling.
        I have been lucky enough to have eaten multiple dried figs so far.
        The texture changes into a gel/gummy consistency.
        Not all figs dry the same!
        This is a Black Zadar Breba dried on an in ground tree this year.
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        https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
        Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
        Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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        • Bellefleurs
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          I appreciate seeing your photos and learning more about the various stages of enjoyment.
          Without this understanding I would never entertain the thought of consuming a fig that looks like that because I would assume that it’s past it’s prime/ spoiled.

        • SoCalFigs
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          It’s such a unique experience to sample a dried fig off of a tree…it brings a whole new complexity to the taste that I absolutely love and look forward to. How did this dried black zadar taste, Chris?

      • #9
        Bellefleurs - The Black Zadar Breba was not spoiled at all.
        To get a fig like this you need low humidity and a longer hang time.
        This increases the chance of pest damage and spoilage.
        With rain and/or higher humidity you get an increased chance of splitting which could lead to mold.
        When a fig explodes it creates an opportunity for ants coming in through the crack or eye of the fig.
        Evan - This was my original post.
        https://www.ourfigs.com/forum/figs-h...-netstars-9-25
        https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
        Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
        Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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        • Bellefleurs
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          This summer has been an interesting lesson fir me as I am growing more figs and have more opportunities to try them.
          Last week I left a black Madeira on the tree until it was close to the images that I’ve seen posted here. We’ve had a lot of rain and humidity so instead of a super sweet fig it was a fermented fig.

      • #10
        I have noticed that the neck of the fig becomes almost translucent as the drying progresses.
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        https://youtube.com/channel/UCHHopi_E99OBvafBPEcF_pg
        Zone 8B - Cottage Grove, Or
        Wish List - Crema di Wheat

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        • #11
          Nice pictures !! Im still buying store bought figs until mine start the swelling process. LOL

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